Thursday, October 3, 2013

Honeybee Disappearance Worsening

Bees are major pollinators, and without them, we wouldn't have access to some of our favorite foods, as there are different types of bees that can only pollinate certain crops.

What does that mean? Without bees, almonds, blueberries, apples and more would cease to exist. All of these are staple foods in typical diets, and soon there may be a shortage of these commonplace foods, thanks to the decreasing populations of honeybees both internationally and in the United States. The honey bee decline is caused by several factors, including pesticides, sublethal exposure to chemicals, pathogens and parasites, poor nutrition and environmental stressors among other issues.

The ABC News clip below explains how the U.S. honeybee decline has worsened from 2012 to 2013. However, you can help save the bees by planting native vegetation in your yard. We rely on bees for much more than honey, and they need our help! #SaveTheBees!


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